Who Am I?
You’re not a random collection of atoms – molecules bouncing into each other as one of my atheist friends likes to say. You are a person of dignity and worth — the climax of God’s creation. And to prove it, you bear the image of God — His image is stamped on you. Listen to what Jesus said (from Matthew 22, 15–22):
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Well, fascinating. The thing that always struck me about this passage is that Jesus never said pay your taxes. What!!!! I hear you say don’t pay your taxes, preposterous (my word of the week). No he didn’t say don’t pay your taxes he didn’t say do pay your taxes he said give to God what is God’s and to Caesar what is Caeser’s . So an application of this scripture is to give ourselves to God as we are made in God’s image. This scripture has been hijacked by “civil obedience is always right brigade” to say that we should… Read more »
Great comment Andrew – thanks you for taking the time to explain some of the nuances of paying V not paying! And yes you may certainly respectfully suggest that! However sometimes the “secondary point” can also be a main point 🙂